Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00300K

A candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy shall undertake a program of study and research approved by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor. The program shall include the presentation of a thesis and/or other work approved by the Committee, embodying the results of the candidates study and research, for examination.A supervisor or supervisors shall be appointed with the approval of the University and will provide direction and advice to the candidate.Potential candidates should consult the University's Common Rules - Doctor of Philosophy. Applicants into this course are required to provide: referees reports, research proposal outline (400-600 words), certified academic transcripts and other supporting documentation. Potential students should contact the Office of Research and Innovation on ph: (08) 8946 7065 or email: ORI@cdu.edu.au for the appropriate package to be sent to them. This course is not available for electronic admission or enrolment. The University currently allocates a limited number of fees waiver scholarships. Applicants for this degree may apply.


The Doctor of Philosophy (IAS) is for students interested in researching topics relevant to the Institute of Advanced Studies. The types of topics relevant to the Institute are:Agriculture, Environmental and Related StudiesForestry Studies Environmental Studies Other Agricultural, Environmental and Related StudiesHealthNursing Public Health Other HealthSociety and CulturePolitical Science and Policy Studies Studies in Human Society Economics and Econometrics Sport and Recreation Other Society and CultureEducationCurriculum and Education Studies Other EducationSchools within the Institute of Advanced Studies include: Graduate School for Health Practice Menzies School of Health Research School for Environmental Research School for Social and Policy Research

Standard entry requirements

You must have completed the equivalent of an Australian Bachelor degree with second class Honours division A, or an Australian Masters degree (with a substantial research component). Alternatively, you may have other qualifications and/or experience equivalent to these degrees.If you are a domestic student applying for a Masters or PhD program and/or a Scholarship, you will need to attach:A scholarship application formTwo referee reportsCertified photocopies or a printout of supporting documents including all units/subjects with grades for qualifying degreesResearch proposalIf you are a permanent resident, but not an Australian citizen, you are required to supply a certified copy of the relevant pages of your passport as proof of residency status.If you are an international student, please contact the International Office to enquire about additional requirements for applications.Contact details to obtain an application kit are: Domestic students: ORI@cdu.edu.au or phone (08) 8946 7065International students: international@cdu.edu.au or phone (08) 8946 7215.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Casuarina International: $31,500 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
CDU Brisbane International: $31,500 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
CDU Online International: $31,500 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

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